West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Gov. Tomblin Announces West Virginia to Receive Grant Funding for Workforce Development

8/15/2014

 

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced West Virginia was selected by the National Governors Association (NGA) to receive grant funding and additional support to expand workforce education and training programs as part of a two-year program hosted by the NGA Policy Academy to align education and training systems to the needs of state economies.
 
"West Virginia workforce projections indicate 44% of job openings in the next 10 years will require more than a high school education, but less than a four-year degree," Gov. Tomblin said.

"Our middle schools and community and technical colleges are adapting curriculums to meet the needs of new and expanding businesses in the Mountain State, and this partnership will give us the opportunity to collaborate with leaders and other states from across the country to expand our current training programs and while supporting companies investing in West Virginia."
 
As a member of the Learning Network, West Virginia will receive $10,000 in grant funding as well as ongoing support from the NGA Center for Best Practices and outside experts to expand current workforce development efforts.

Those include tailoring education and training programs to meet state-specific needs, integrating education and workforce data to increase training opportunities and strengthening and building new partnerships between industry and education.

Contact Information

Office of the Governor